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Re: Confused by .la file removal vs static linking support

On Sun, May  2, 2010 at 11:46:23 +0100, Neil Williams wrote:

> (To actually statically link without the .la (or with an .la 'mangled'
> to empty the dependency_libs field) largely amounts to reconstructing
> the information that was in the .la originally. That should be
> sufficient disincentive to try to statically link at all. Hence, is it
> worth wasting archive space on the inevitably much larger .a files?)
Static linking is resolved by providing a foo.pc file so that "pkg-config
--static --libs foo" is all that's needed to find the right libs.


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